GSAT-3 satellite, more commonly known as EDUSAT, was launched on 20th September 2004 by the Indian Space Research Organization
(ISRO). This ambitious project was mainly intended to meet the demand for satellite communication based distance education system for
the country. It was aimed at providing connectivity to schools, colleges and other academic institutions. The program is primarily meant to
support non-formal education. Due to failure of EDUSAT (GSAT-3) satellite in March-2010 and in order to provide continuity of services,
ISRO allocated satellite bandwidth to all Tele-Education networks in INSAT-4CR Ch#2, Ch#4 and Ch#12 (total 96 MHz) with 5 networks
operating on time sharing basis.
Department of Collegiate Education, as an eLearning initiative, introduced Tele-education
through EDUSAT during the year 2007 on a pilot basis by installing Receive Only Terminals
(ROTs) at 142 locations. A state-of-the-art broadcast studio with virtual class room
arrangement is setup for production and telecasting education programs through EDUSAT
satellite. 198 new RoT’s have been setup in colleges during the year 2013-14.
Currently the State of Karnataka is provided with one EDUSAT
Hub and is allocated with 2 "one-way Audio and Video"
Receive-Only-Terminal (ROT) Channels and 2 "Two-way Audio
and Video" Satellite Interactive Terminal (SIT) Channels. DCE,
together with the Department of Technical Education, uses one
of the ROT Channels for EDUSAT network.
The Department of State Educational Research and Training
(DSERT) is the care taker of the HUB installed in its campus
and is located at the following address.
#4, 100ft Ringroad
Banashankari 3rd Stage
Outer Ring Rd, Hosakerehalli Layout
Bangalore, Karnataka 560085
Technical Parameters of Satellite Currently used for Tele-
education Program :
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